Monday, July 17, 2017

Outburst

Outburst 12x12 Acrylic on Canvas

I started this painting differently.  This time I did the outside negative space prior to pouring the paint.  I wanted a definite contrast in both solid color and complimentary and value difference. I then poured the blues.  I was aiming for cloud formations but got wave action instead.  That's fine with me.  I am fascinated by both.  When the paint dried which took a number of days I added more dark blues by dropping down water first and then tapping acrylic paint on the water.  This way it dissipates quite nicely and blends in.  It was fun to do.

Blessings for a great day.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beach Activity, Acrylic painting by Bente Hansen

Beach Activity 18x24 Acrylic on Wooden Cradle Board $240

Happy Summer everyone.  I hope you are enjoying the wonderful weather.

I am blessed to live by the ocean.  The change in the environment can be quite drastic from one hour to the next.  I have figured out while pouring these acrylic paintings that even if I am loving the color combinations, if the painting does not speak to me of some aspect of nature then it becomes a do over.  The painting can conjure the feeling of moving water, wind, landscape, trees.  It doesn't matter as long as there is some aspect of nature in it.

I started this painting upside down meaning for it to be a big sky type of abstract.  Then as it was drying I changed my mind and like it better this way.  I suppose you could hang it one way for a while and then the other way for a while.  I am sure they will both speak to you.

Blessings for a great day.

Bente

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Holiday

Holiday 12X16 Acrylic on wooden cradle Board  $150

Blessings for a great day.

Bente

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Abstracted Landscape

Abstracted Landscape  11x14 Acrylic on Canvas

I considered calling it OOPSIE.  The fly in the photo in the bottom right hand corner isn't actually stuck on the painting.  It was just there when I took the photo and I didn't see it in the lens.   I will take another photo without the fly. LOL.  Just goes to show that when we are busy we don't necessarily see what is right in front of us.

Blessings for a great day.

Bente

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Canada Day


Happy Canada Day 9x12 Acrylic on Canvas

It started out looking like a Maple Leaf.  The paint had another idea!  I don't mind.  It's all about the imagination.

150 years of Sovereignty and prior to that who knows how many years of beautiful country.  I am proud to be Canadian and very happy to live in this beautiful place.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Bente

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Acrylic Pour


Acrylic Pour on 8X10x1 1/2 Gallery Wrapped Canvas


Painted on the sides so that no frame is required.

Life is busy around here getting ready for company, getting repairs done before the painters start and all the running around that goes with that.  Just had to do a painting and wanted to do one that felt cheerful.  My personal thoughts on that are that I want people to feel joy when they look at my Art.  Hopefully you feel it.  I was going to title it "Cheerful" but opted for the descriptor title.

You can see how I get the paint to flow down the sides.

This is quite the interesting process with the additives for the marbling.  A person can get very carried away with that but I am inclined to like solid color mixed with the textured color.  I used to throw alcohol at my Acrylics and this idea is similar to that.

Blessings for a great day and Happy Canada Day in a few days.

Bente

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Floral Abstract

Floral Abstract 12x16 Acrylic on Wood Panel

I did this painting on a paper thin wood panel.  I have never seen them before.  I started with two coats of gesso and then put on a coat of Gel Medium.  I put these coats on with a sponge roller which gave a very interesting texture.  I was hoping for a really smooth surface and got the opposite.

With all of this experimenting I just have to go with the flow.  Literally!

I started by generally outlining the image in white.  I now have these fluid paints in squeeze bottles so that I can do that.  Then I started in with the colors and tilted, squirted and let the paint flow.  I wanted more control and to not waste so much paint.

I am rather liking this one.

Blessings for a great day.

Bente